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What is the function of uvula? I think I scratched it with my toothbrush this morning!

What is the function of uvula? I think I scratched it with my toothbrush this morning!

Uvula function: The specific function (s) of the uvula are not known for certain. It is thought that the uvula helps with effective swallowing, contributes to the start of the protective gag reflex, helps in the formation of some speech sounds and plays a role in immunity. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Do ceramic scratch up your mouth like the metal?

Do ceramic scratch up your mouth like the metal?

Definitely, no: The porcelain crown can be sculpted to closely replicate the look and feel of natural tooth enamel. ...Read more

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Every cut or scratch in my mouth (2/mo) gets very irritated and takes weeks to heal. Is this normal or something that indicates a bigger problem?

Every cut or scratch in my mouth (2/mo) gets very irritated and takes weeks to heal. Is this normal or something that indicates a bigger problem?

No: No two people heal at the same rate, but 2 months is inordinately long. Please see your Dentist for an examination to determine why you are getting multiple lesions, the nature of the lesions, and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Should I worry about contracting rabies, after a cat got playful and scratched me? It wasn't foaming at the mouth or acting strange. Looked healthy.

Should I worry about contracting rabies, after a cat got playful and scratched me? It wasn't foaming at the mouth or acting strange. Looked healthy.

Highly unlikely!: Once you've seen a rabid animal, you will know that there is nothing "playful" about them. It is true that in cats rabies can develop slowly, but even early on cats get more aggressive, or shy or restless & disinterested in play. HOWEVER, rabies can only be transmitted by a BITE rather than a scratch, since the virus is found in saliva. In addition, all pets MUST be vaccinated against rabies. I ...Read more

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I have wound in my mouth it pains a lot how to treat it looks small and scratched my lips.

I have wound in my mouth it pains a lot how to treat it looks small and scratched my lips.

Mouth sore: Typically these are cold sores (hpv virus, contagious), canker sores (pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring, non-contagious), irritation, or other more rare causes. They typically go away in 2 weeks. Gargle with salt water; take tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain; avoid hot, spicy, or acidic foods. For canker sores you can try orabase or blistex over the counter medications. ...Read more

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I got scratched on the inside of my mouth near my gums, and now there is a bump below where the scratch was. Can you tell me what this is?

See Dentist: No one can really tell you what's going on without examining you. You may have infected gum tissue subsequent to the traumatic scratch, or it could be from another cause. In any event, don't trust to Mother Nature to make this disappear on its own without consequence. Please see your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment to prevent the possibility of this becoming a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I get itchyness around nose tips and around my mouth, especialy when I go to bed to try to sleep, any solutions, I am scratching badly?

I get itchyness around nose tips and around my mouth, especialy when I go to bed to try to sleep, any solutions, I am scratching badly?

As above: If their is no particular reason to be itchy and it happens at bed time, and uf there is no contraindication, u could try 25 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bed time on as needed bases. Or discuss with u physician. ...Read more

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If I scratch shingles and then touch my mouth, could it cause severe tongue swelling?

If I scratch shingles and then touch my mouth, could it cause severe tongue swelling?

Not likely: Shingles is zoster from having had the chicken pox. It is not transferred like that. If you put some kind of topical medicine on the sores you may have transferred the medicine and have had a reaction to that med. ...Read more

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If a guy cleans mouse poo, then scratches his mouth (w/o washing hands), then kisses you, can you get lcmv?

If a guy cleans mouse poo, then scratches his mouth (w/o washing hands), then kisses you, can you get lcmv?

LCMV: Theoretically, yes. Human-to-human contact documented has mainly been mother to fetus and organ transplantation-related, though. UV light outside the host for 20 minutes kills it rapidly.

http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/lymp-cho-eng. Php ...Read more

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Every morning I've been waking up to noticing these white marks\scratches lining my teeth on my inner cheek. Could a mouth guard fix this?

Every morning I've been waking up to noticing these white marks\scratches lining my teeth on my inner cheek. Could a mouth guard fix this?

Possibly: You might be grinding or clenching you teeth at night, and accidently pinching your cheek between your teeth in the process. The nightguard should help alleviate this pinching and the wear and tear on your dentition. ...Read more

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I fell on ice today, hit my nose, chin, and mouth on the ground. My face is scratched and my nose is swollen. Is it possible to concussion like that?

I fell on ice today, hit my nose, chin, and mouth on the ground. My face is scratched and my nose is swollen. Is it possible to concussion like that?

Yes possible: The mechanism in falling and hitting your head could cause concussion but what are your symptoms. Headache, nausea or vomiting, sleeping issues, concentration problems, personality change to name a few. If worried see your GP. ...Read more

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My daughter has ringworm on her shoulder. She was scratching it. Can she spread the ringworm to her mouth/tongue? How long does ringworm last on surfaces

My daughter has ringworm on her shoulder. She was scratching it. Can she spread the ringworm to her mouth/tongue? How long does ringworm last on surfaces

See Your Doctor: Tinea Corporis aka ringworm is a fungal skin infection contracted from humans. Animals, inanimate objects (ex, sport equipment). Common in hot, humid climates. Causes round, scaly, red, itchy plaques usually head, neck, extremities, or skin areas in contact with infected source. Treatment with antifungal med is required. Treat affected pets also, cleanse contaminated surfaces. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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Glass broke in dishwasher sand grain sized shards. If any got in my mouth would I know? Am scared that it will be scratching the inside of my mouth without me feeling it, making scar tissue which will in turn make my cheeks look fat. Surely possible?

Irrational fear: You're not going to get any glass in your mouth unless you lick the drain. And since you're not going to do that, no worries. Empty the drain into the garbage and rinse off all dishware in the sink before using. ...Read more

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I was exposed to cancer causing chemicals on my lab coat. Have areas of broken skin that I scratched, and I have touched my mouth, will I get cancer?

I was exposed to cancer causing chemicals on my lab coat. Have areas of broken skin that I scratched, and I have touched my mouth, will I get cancer?

Relax buddy: "Cancer causing chemicals" are ubiquitous in the environment. Orange juice, mushroom, pepper, and probably most other foods contain stuff that the EPA would ban if it could. So does your stool. Under the law, EVERYTHING is "known to cause cancer" in California. We're all living in a world full of miniscule risks. Stop worrying and get on with your life. ...Read more

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My 11 month old has hand foot and mouth disease its really bad on his face is there anything I can put or use on his face? He scratching it bad!

My 11 month old has hand foot and mouth disease its really bad on his face is there anything I can put or use on his face? He scratching it bad!

Keep it clean: The primary worry with any large area affected by blistering is the open areas can become secondarily infected with bacteria. Gentile cleaning several times a day with an antibacterial soap will help most heal as quickly as possible. Cleaning also washes away the salt from sweat that makes the areas itch. Some use antibiotic ointment or cream for worrisome areas. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers and burnt feeling in the roof of my mouth? I don't think any food scratched or burned there.

Mouth ulcers and burnt feeling in the roof of my mouth? I don't think any food scratched or burned there.

Are you sure?: The most common cause of ulcers on the roof of the mouth is a thermal burn from eating pizza as the cheese sticks to the tissues. Simple trauma may also lead to eruption on the palate of herpes simplex virus with blistering! ...Read more

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What do I do about mouth sore? The insides of my cheeks and lips start breaking out in what seems like a rash. It's looks like bleeding scratches

Hot salt water helps: I would like to find out what is causing these breakouts. How often? Any pattern? What triggers? Stress? R ur teeth v. Broken down w/ sharp edges/points? Habit of chewing ur cheek? Hot salt water will help draw out inflammation: juice glass hot water w/ 1-2 tsp salt, rinse 3-4x/day. Also cepacol rinse, listerine rinse. Could also be herpetic brkout. Best to have a dentist check it out if possible. ...Read more

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I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?

I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?

Don't know: As. General ruleanypain, bleeding, or swelling should be examined. Your history of smoking complicates matter. ASAP please see Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more